IPB University Students Apply Environmentally Friendly Innovations for the Community of Central Cibitung Village

IPB University students who are members of the Student Organization Capacity Building Program (PPK-Ormawa) from the Student Executive Board of the Faculty of Agricultural Technology (BEM Fateta) held training on making organic compost using the SABDO method of composting or Eleven seconds of Organic Bio Degradation.


The activity took place at the As-Shiddiq Study Group (KB), Central Cibitung Village, Tenjolaya District, Bogor, West Java. The training was attended by dozens of villagers, consisting of housewives, members of the Tugu Resik Women Farmer Group (KWT) and Family Welfare Empowerment (PKK).


Angga Prayoga as the Head of the PPK Ormawa BEM Fateta Team revealed that the SABDO method was an innovation found by Prof. Arief Sabdo Yuwono, one of the Professors of IPB University. Prof Arief is a lecturer at IPB University from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Fateta.


“With this method, it only takes 11 seconds to estimate the time. Starting from sorting the types of waste, preparing composting tanks, mixing waste, to the use of Black Soldier Fly (BSF) larvae or better known as maggots in the process of degrading waste into compost," he said during a training some time ago.


According to him, the training in making compost is aimed at increasing the awareness of the people of Central Cibitung Village about the importance of processing organic waste. Thus, the waste can become useful goods.


Dewi Apriliani Putri as the SABDO composting method training instructor explained that compost is organic materials that have undergone a weathering process due to the interaction between microorganisms or spoilage bacteria that work in the organic material which has benefits for providing nutrients to plants.


“The community, especially housewives, are very participatory in this training. Considering that they are the main actors in the management of household-scale organic waste such as cooking, food and so on,” said Rita Kurniawati, assistant to the Tugu Resik KWT.


The participants were enthusiastically active during the activity. They listened to the explanation and asked some questions to the training instructor and representatives of the Fateta BEM KDP-Ormawa Team during the demonstration of composting about the program being carried out.


“This training program provides a new experience that is sufficient to answer women's complaints in managing household organic waste. Because all this time it tends to be seen as dirty, smelly and has no useful value,” said Suci as one of the training participants.


Alfinah, a representative from KWT Tugu Resik, said, "We hope that this activity can continue and be accompanied by IPB University students. This is so that the mothers here are also more enthusiastic to do it independently in their respective homes,” she hoped. (*/Rz) IAAS/SYA

Published Date : 19-Oct-2022

Resource Person : Angga Prayoga, Dewi Apriliani Putri

Keyword : Sabdo Method, Making Organic Fertilizer